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Here’s an update on what’s happening in Annapolis.  In my video, I’ll give you my take on bills to watch this session.

Weekly Video Update – Sanctuary State and Other Nonsense

Click on the photo below for my weekly video update.

 

Watch the 2021 General Assembly

The 2021 General Assembly Session is taking place without any members of the public being able to be in the galleries in the chambers or in the committee rooms. This is very problematic from a transparency standpoint.

However - every Senate/House floor session, committee hearing and committee voting session will be live-streamed which is unprecedented. Until last year, only committee hearings were fully live-streamed. It's all on the Maryland General Assembly website but navigation could be tricky for people who are unfamiliar with it (which is most people).

So Sam Jones, who serves on my staff, created a short video that shows where to go to watch both live floor Sessions and committee action. Please feel free to share with friends so people can see how to follow along and - as always - contact my office if we can be helpful in any way.

You can click here to view the video.

Statehouse Spotlight: Reopening Maryland Schools

I appeared on Fox 45 Statehouse Spotlight this past Tuesday.  We discussed Governor Hogan’s recent announcement to get students back in school.  We want everyone to be safe, but we need to get our children back in the classroom.  See our conversation here:

Statehouse Spotlight: Reopening Maryland Schools | WBFF (foxbaltimore.com)

Statewide Dining Curfew Lifted

This past Thursday, Governor Hogan issued an emergency order that will allow Maryland restaurants and bars to resume service after 10 p.m. beginning Monday, February 1st.  Data supports this move, as the statewide positivity rate has dropped 34.7%.  Lifting the ban allows restaurants to accommodate customers later into the evening which will help generate the much needed revenue to keep businesses afloat.  Employees also benefit from the increased work hours. 

Scholarships Available:

If you are or know a high school senior or college student, please consider applying for a Senatorial Scholarship.  For more information or to request an application, email Emily Van Horn at [email protected] and include your full address.  Scholarships will accepted up to April 15, 2021.